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White Squall

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Eclectic director Ridley Scott here tries his hand at a coming-of-age tale, which stars Jeff Bridges as ship captain Christopher Sheldon. Based on a true story, the film is set in 1960 as a group of teenaged prep students signs on to Sheldon's floating summer school, conducted on a two-masted brigantine bound for South America. It soon becomes clear that the gruff but humane captain runs a tight ship as he drills his neophyte crew on the importance of teamwork and discipline. The boys possess a wide range of temperaments--there's the bully, the daredevil, the one plagued by insecurities, the one with demanding parents. Sheldon uses the shipboard chores as tools for dealing with their problems, reining in the obnoxious and encouraging the anxious. Since they are, after all, sailors, they also get a chance to get drunk in port and stop over at a whorehouse. Finally, the crew must confront the fabled white squall, a deadly storm so rare that even Sheldon has never experienced one. Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Balthazar Getty, and Jeremy Sisto give fine performances in Scott's film of spectacular visual beauty.
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  • Credits
    Jeff Bridges, Scott Wolf, Balthazar Getty, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Phillippe, David Lascher, Eric Michael Cole, Jason Marsden, David Selby, Julio Mechoso, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Zeljko Ivanek, Ethan Embry
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Wolf proves the perfect Everykid, brimming with fresh-faced likability....Scott remains a gifted visual stylist..."
    Variety

    "...Bridges plays stoicism with wit, feeling and grace..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[A] handsomely mounted adventure....The 15-minute squall is spectacular..."
    USA Today

    "...Visually stunning....Blows a gust of fresh salt air into an overworked theme..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Few directors have a better eye for dramatic composition than Scott, and the squall sequence, with a white wall of wind battering the Albatross and its crew, is both terrifying and weirdly exhilarating..."
    Los Angeles Times

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